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Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Magruderís Defenses

 
 
Magruderís Defenses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 10, 2008
1. Magruderís Defenses Marker
Inscription.
Here is a redoubt in the line of Confederate defenses, built across the James-York Peninsula in 1861-62 by General John B. Magruder.
 
Erected 1974 by Virginia Historical Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number W 44.)
 
Location. 37° 15.653′ N, 76° 40.452′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Pocahontas Trail (U.S. 60), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Williamsburg (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Williamsburg (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peninsula Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away); Quarterpath Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); History of Fort Magruder (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Magruder (approx. half a mile away); Vineyard Tract (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Fort Magruder (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Williamsburg, 5 May 1862. Williamsburg was the first large battlefield encounter between
Marker on Pocahontas Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 10, 2008
2. Marker on Pocahontas Trail
Union and Confederate forces during the Peninsula Campaign of 1862. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Peninsula Campaign of 1862. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Civil
 
Earthworks Near the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 10, 2008
3. Earthworks Near the Marker
These earthworks, located in the woods next to the marker, were part of the Third Defensive Line across the Peninsula in 1862.
Confederate Fortifications image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 10, 2008
4. Confederate Fortifications
These fortifications, found about ½ mile north of the marker, are also part of Magruder's Williamsburg Line.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,245 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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